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Vargas Llosa, Alvaro

Works: 45 works in 214 publications in 6 languages and 4,768 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Fiction  Miscellanea  Humor  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HC125, 330.98
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alvaro Vargas Llosa
Liberty for Latin America : how to undo five hundred years of state oppression by Alvaro Vargas Llosa( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Latin American journalist plunges deep into Latin American culture and history to critique centuries of state-run dictatorship and oppression of the poor, arguing for genuine reform of basic institutions
Global crossings : immigration, civilization, and America by Alvaro Vargas Llosa( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Migration has been happening, in varying forms, for millennia but it still elicits fear and mistrust, and not just on the part of the "receiving" society. Communities from where people migrate often disapprove of the migrants' decision and consider it treacherous. The recent reawakening of the debate about migration in the new millennium has evoked intense emotion particularly in the United States and Europe. Global Crossings cuts through the jungle of myth, falsehood and misrepresentation that dominates the debate, clarifying the causes and consequences of human migration. Why do millions of people continue to risk their lives, and oftentimes lose it, in the pursuit of a chance to establish themselves in a foreign land? The book first looks at the immigrant experience, which connects the present to the past, and America to the rest of the world, and explores who immigrants are and why they move. The conduct of today is no different than that in the past. And contrary to the claims by immigration critics, the patterns of contemporary migration do not differ fundamentally from those of other epochs. Global Crossings then discusses immigration and culture. To what degree are foreigners culturally different? Can natives adapt? Can immigrants assimilate into the new society? In assessing whether critics are justified in pointing to a major cultural shift Alvaro Vargas Llosa reviews such topics as religion, education, entrepreneurial spirit, and attitudes toward the receiving society. The book analyzes such economic factors as jobs, wages, education, and the welfare state. How can an economy continue to operate even in the face of major legal obstacles, and how have recessions and times of prosperity influenced--more significantly than government efforts--the number of immigrants coming into the United States and other countries? Vargas Llosa finds that immigration's contributions to an economy far outweigh the costs. Finally Global Crossings makes a call for open minds and provides a pro-immigration agenda for reform. The erosion of national boundaries is already underway as people become ever more inter-connected across borders. This process will make immigration a defining force in the arena of competitive globalization and the people of those countries who embrace immigration will enjoy more prosperous, peaceful, and freer lives in the emerging world."--Book jacket
The Che Guevara myth and the future of liberty by Alvaro Vargas Llosa( )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nearly four decades after his death, the legend of Che Guevara has grown worldwide. In this new book, Alvaro Vargas Llosa separates the myth from the reality of Che's legacy, and shows that Che's ideals were a re-hash of notions about centralized power that have long been the major source of suffering and misery in the underdeveloped world. With testimonies from witnesses of Che's actions, Alberto Vargas Llosa's detailed account of the ""real Che"" sets the record straight by exposing the delusion at the heart of the Che phenomenon. Vargas Llosa shows that Che's legacy-making the law subs
Lessons from the poor : triumph of the entrepreneurial spirit by Alvaro Vargas Llosa( Book )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Half the people in the world live on two dollars or less per day and roughly 600 million live on no more than one dollar per day. With thousands of international relief organizations, strategic government programs, and billions of dollars in foreign aid, why do so many underdeveloped countries remain unable to grow their economies beyond mere survival? It is this issue that internationally acclaimed political analyst Alvaro Vargas Llosa and a select group of economists examine in a series of case studies from around the world. These studies reveal that entrepreneurial energy can be a persistent catalyst for change. But unfortunately in societies dominated by political corruption and unnecessary regulation, men and women seeking to innovate must hurdle a series of challenges. Wealth transfer, favoritism, excessive taxation, and lack of institutional security all conspire against progress. Our contributors examine real world examples of entrepreneurship and argue that instead of redistributing existing wealth, developing countries should start working to create it
The madness of things Peruvian : democracy under siege by Alvaro Vargas Llosa( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Personal reflections and insights on Peruvian politics in the 1990s, articulately presented by a participant-observer. Identifies Fujimori with the death of democracy and the forging of a sinister alliance with the military, but ranges well beyond to reflect on the distant historical origins of Peru's political challenges"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
La mestiza de Pizarro : una princesa entre dos mundos by Alvaro Vargas Llosa( Book )
20 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Spanish and Czech and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historical novel about the life of Francisca Pizarro, a mestiza princess
Guide to the perfect Latin American idiot by Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Riding the tiger : Ramiro de León Carpio's battle for human rights in Guatemala by Ramiro de León Carpio( Book )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Highly favorable (self- )portrait of human rights activist who became president of Guatemala following legislative coup against predecessor Jorge Serrano Elías (1991-93). Based on interviews with Vargas Llosa and Aroca, includes flattering prologue and epilogue and reprinted dispatches from Guatemala"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Fabricantes de miseria by Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza( Book )
24 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El regreso del idiota by Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza( Book )
16 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and Portuguese and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El idiota está de vuelta, sus ideas nacionalistas y populistas resurgen en América Latina y obtienen la bendición de no pocos europeos y norteamericanos, denuncian los autores Mendoza, Montaner y Vargas Llosa. Disfrazando su viejo discurso, los caudillos globalifóbicos arrastran al continente de habla hispana hacia el fracaso. Este libro es más que una advertencia: desmenuza los regímenes de Fidel Castro, Hugo Chávez, Evo Morales, Néstor Kirchner y Rafael Correa; denuncia los peligros que representan Andrés Manuel López Obrador y Ollanta Humala; analiza la izquierda "vegetariana" del Brasil, Uruguay y Perú, y polemiza con los soportes intelectuales de la izquierda "carnívora" de España "encarnada por el 'talante' de Zapatero y esa política denominada 'el buenismo'", Francia y Estados Unidos. En contrapunto, los autores exponen las experiencias de países en desarrollo que han optado por estrategias liberales con éxito: Chile, Estonia, China, India e Irlanda.--Desde la descripción de la editorial
El exilio indomable : historia de la disidencia cubana en el destierro by Alvaro Vargas Llosa( Book )
9 editions published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rumbo a la libertad : por qué la izquierda y el "neoliberalismo" fracasan en América latina? by Alvaro Vargas Llosa( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the efforts to bring economic and political reforms, including a market economy and democratization, to Latin America; explains why they have not achieved expectations; and suggests further changes that might prove more effective
En el reino del espanto by Alvaro Vargas Llosa( Book )
10 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manual del perfecto idiota latinoamericano by Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza( Book )
24 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in Spanish and English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La contenta barbarie by Alvaro Vargas Llosa( Book )
8 editions published in 1993 in Spanish and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cuando hablaba dormido : entrevistas de madrugada a personalidades muy despiertas ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El diablo en campaña by Alvaro Vargas Llosa( Book )
8 editions published in 1991 in Spanish and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La fauna política latinoamericana : neopopulistas reyes pasmados e insoportables by Alvaro Vargas Llosa( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Views the region's political panorama, delineates the profiles of the principal players, and offers a perspective on the characters who are or soon will be in charge of the various governments
Tiempos de resistencia by Alvaro Vargas Llosa( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La fauna política latinoamericana : neopopulistas, insoportables, y reyes pasmados by Alvaro Vargas Llosa( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Llosa, Álvaro V. 1966-
Llosa Álvaro Vargas
Llosa, Álvaro Vargas 1966-
Vargas Llosa, Álvaro
Vargas-Llosa, Álvaro 1966-
Spanish (128)
English (43)
Italian (2)
Portuguese (1)
Polish (1)
Czech (1)